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Athletics at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 23, 1976
Date Finished: July 25, 1976

Gold: USA Edwin Moses
Silver: USA Mike Shine
Bronze: URS Yevgeny Gavrilenko

Summary

The favorite coming into 1976 was the defending champion John Akii-Bua but the African boycott kept him out of the competition. Also highly considered was 1974 European and Commonwealth Champion Alan Pascoe (GBR), but a leg injury had him at less than his best in Montréal. Akii-Bua's absence prevented what could have been one of the great races of the Olympics. In his absence the race turned into a showcase coming out party for Edwin Moses, the man who would soon become known as the greatest practitioner of the event ever. He won the gold medal by over a second in a world record 47.63. American Mike Shine closed quickly for the silver medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Edwin Moses 20 United States USA Gold WR
2 Mike Shine 22 United States USA Silver
3 Yevgeny Gavrilenko 25 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 Quentin Wheeler 21 United States USA
5 José Carvalho 23 Portugal POR
6 Yanko Bratanov 24 Bulgaria BUL
7 Dámaso Alfonso 24 Cuba CUB
8 Alan Pascoe 28 Great Britain GBR
5 h1 r2/3 Dmitry Stukalov 25 Soviet Union URS
5 h2 r2/3 Jean-Claude Nallet 29 France FRA
6 h1 r2/3 Jean-Pierre Perrinelle 27 France FRA
6 h2 r2/3 Stavros Tziortzis 27 Greece GRE
7 h2 r2/3 Jerzy Hewelt 27 Poland POL
8 h2 r2/3 Julio Ferrer 23 Puerto Rico PUR
AC h1 r2/3 Harald Schmid 18 West Germany FRG
AC h1 r2/3 Georgios Parris 25 Greece GRE
5 h1 r1/3 Don Hanly 22 Australia AUS
5 h2 r1/3 Peter Grant 22 Australia AUS
5 h3 r1/3 Abdul Latif Abbas 23 Kuwait KUW
5 h4 r1/3 Kamil Al-Abbasi 26 Saudi Arabia KSA
6 h3 r1/3 Conrad Mainwaring 24 Antigua and Barbuda ANT
AC h4 r1/3 Jesús Villegas 29 Colombia COL